• Screening of vitamin D and calcium concentrations in neonates of mothers at high risk of vitamin D deficiency

    1 month ago - By BMC

    The aim of this study was to determine, retrospectively, the serum 25OHD and calcium concentrations of screened neonates of mothers at high risk of 25OHD deficiency and examine whether their measurement contri...
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  • Is Vitamin D from the Sun the Same as Vitamin D from Food?

    Is Vitamin D from the Sun the Same as Vitamin D from Food?

    1 month ago - By Cathe Friedrich

    How much of the sunshine vitamin are you getting? One way to meet your body's vitamin D requirements is to get sun exposure for at least 10 minutes most days of the week. But that doesn't always work out. You may work a full-time job that keeps you indoors most of the time or live in an area that gets little direct sunlight.
    You might also have higher vitamin D requirements because of the color of your skin. If you have darker skin, your skin contains more melanin. Melanin absorbs some of the UV rays that tell your body to make vitamin D. Therefore, you need more sunlight to get the same...
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